120 celebrate parish hall’s 50 years
MORE than 120 people attended a special event to celebrate the 50th anniversary of a popular community hub.
Lower Withington Parish Hall was built in 1966 and hosts an active and varied programme of events for the community, from indoor bowls and art classes, to pilates and whist drives, as well as a very strong Women’s Institute branch.
Macclesfield MP David Rutley was among the guests at the anniversary dinner. Speaking following the dinner, he paid tribute to the hard work of all those who support activities at the Parish Hall and in particular the long service of chairman, John Venables, and secretary, John Ryder.
The pair have held their positions for 55 years each, and in so doing have become well respected pillars in the community.
He said: “It was an honour to be able to propose the toast at such an enjoyable celebration for the whole village.
“The Parish Hall truly is the heartbeat of the community, and is always a pleasure to visit. I wish all those involved with it continued success in the decades ahead.”
The village, near Jodrell Bank, has had its own hall since 1926.
●» MP David Rutley at the celebration dinner with John Venables (far left), John Ryder and their wives